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Welcome to Heritage Academy. As a school, we believe our students are best prepared to live in a world through: nurturing cultural values, traditions & language, & developing academic English skills and math.

Somalis + Minnesota
"Somalis + Minnesota" Exhibit Opening Celebration
Friday, June 22, 2018 9:45 AM

Explore Somali culture, from life in Africa, through the massive migration that began in the 1990s, to today’s large, well-established Minnesota Somali community. This exhibit was developed in partnership with the Somali Museum of Minnesota.

On opening day, Sat., Jun 23, 2018, celebrate with free admission to the museum, activities for the entire family, and a chance to meet friends and neighbors during a Sambusa Saturday while enjoying a sambusa and Somali tea. Activities are offered through 3 pm and include performances by the Somali Museum Dance Troupe, poetry, storytelling, weaving demonstrations, film screenings, and an art project to take home.

Copies of the new cookbook by the MNHS teen program, Wariyaa, Soo Fariista/Come Sit Down: A Somali American Cookbook will be available for purchase. 

Sat., Jun 23, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102



Street Eats
MPS Street Eats Food Truck
Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:20 AM

The MPS Street Eats food truck will stop at parks, rec centers, apartment complexes and libraries throughout the city, serving FREE hot meals to youth up to 18 years old. No sign-up needed! Visit @MPS_StreetEats for locations.

Go-To Card
Summer Go-To Passes on Sale
Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:25 AM

Students can get a summer's worth of rides on buses and light rail for just $29 with the Summer Student Pass!  From June 1 through Sept. 4, students can get unlimited rides on buses and trains up to a $3.25 fare (for fares higher than that amount, like some Northstar trips, just add stored value to your pass). Passes can be used between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.  Details in  English  Spanish  Somali

Summer Eats
Summer Eats
Saturday, June 16, 2018 1:25 PM

Summer Eats Minnesota serves free healthy and delicious meals during the summer. It’s open to children up to age 18. Best of all, it’s simple and easy to participate.  

  • Download the FREE “Summer Eats Minnesota” app from your smartphone’s app store, and find serving sites near you!
  • Visit for more information!
  • Text “summer meals” to 97779. Have your address ready and find the serving sites near you.
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Heritage Academy creates rigorous curricula that nurture students’ abilities to build a sense of discovery in all academic endeavors. 

Working Collaboratively
Heritage Academy works collectively with our community to cultivate a welcoming school culture that values cultural heritage and encourages students to utilize both academic and heritage languages. 

Global Citizens and Resourceful Learners
Heritage Academy graduates possess knowledge and skills that enable them to be college-ready, life-long learners, and global citizens.